We like to keep trying new things at Ministry of Testing, especially at our TestBash events, at Test.bash(); this year that thing was a panel, but not your traditional panel! We took the ask me anything format so that we drew a variety of questions but we also only gave the speakers 99 seconds to answer!
The format worked really well, our speakers on this occasion were Simon Stewart, Shasikant Jagtap, Abby Bangser, Jit Gosai, Matthew Bretten and Hilary Weaver-Robb. Some great questions were asked and they were met with even better answers, this is a must watch!
What you’ll learn
By the end of this talk, you'll be able to:
Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)
Abby Bangser is a software tester with a keen interest in working on products where fellow engineers are the users. Abby brings the techniques of analysing and testing customer facing products to tools like delivery pipelines and logging so as to generate clearer feedback and greater value. Abby has a strong background in QA across software projects and platform engineering teams which she is now using in her new role as a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE).
Outside of work Abby is active in the community by co-leading Speak Easy which mentors new and diverse speakers, co-hosting the London free meetup Software Testing Clinic which brings together mentors and new joiners to the software testing industry, and hosting the London branch of #CoffeeOps meetup. You can get in touch easiest on Twitter at @a_bangser.
Sr. Quality Engineer
Matthew has been testing software for 7 years, starting as a video games tester and is currently a Test Team Lead. Having graduated in Computer Games Technology, he originally wanted to become a developer but quickly discovered a deep passion for testing. His career has followed the trend of the software industry, going from testing a long distance away from developers and code to pairing with developers and helping them test as they write code. Along the way he has gained a great variety of experience testing telephony exchanges, analytics systems, websites, video games (including motion controls, 3DTVs, augmented reality) and mobile apps.
Through this background in computer science and his experience as a tester, Matthew is keen to help breakdown technical subjects and jargon for testers and expand their arsenal of test techniques!
Shashikant is passionated about DevOps, CI/CD and Test Automation practices for iOS apps. He uses native Apple developer tools to automate iOS release pipelines with solid test automation. Currently his toolbox includes Swift, XCTest, Xcode Server, Fastlane, Multiple native Apple developer tools. He blogs regularly on iOS DevOps and Test Automation on his personal blog (XCBlog), Medium and DZone.